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These creamy seashell dishes are my favorites...
Love them layered together over scrolly metal chargers
and mixed with vintage silver.

A winters menu on the chalkboard...
the table is set for eight.

Delightful mossy green topiary balls in weathered tuscan clay pots
march down the table

Artichokes, apples and grapes welcome guests
to sit for awhile and enjoy the company,
conversation and food.

A favorite statue from the kitchen moves into the dining area
-Mr Rooster -
standing tall gracing the sideboard.

Cullan's French Farmhouse table came inside for the winter
filling the dining space with character and warmth...
perfect for a winters gathering.

I am working on a few posts that aren't quite ready to share and
spending the day chaperoning a field study with my daughters class
to see the Impressionists Exhibit in S.F.
so sorry for the quick post~
will start catching up with you later this evening.

Onto the party~
Can't wait to see what you have been up to this week
but first, let's review last weeks party.
Here are just a few of the beautiful link ups that stood out for me...

shared an absolutely darling hot pink dresser re-do

The Little Round Table shared a year of beautiful tablescapes~
an amazing 147 tablescapes in all! Wow!

shared her sweet and chic drop cloth slipcover- it came out darling!

Thank you so much to all of you who took the time to link up and share at my party.
You are all so inspiring!
If you were featured, feel free to grab the Feathered Nest Friday
'I was Featured'
button on my sidebar.

Okay, let's get this weeks party going!
Share your decorating, flea finds, designs, etc.

Anything related to feathering your nest!

Link up an old post or a new post, doesn't matter-
just share what you would like to share this week!

I would LOVE it if you would become a FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE follower
if you aren't already.

Please, NO links to stores or sales.

make sure you post a link or a button to link back to my blog
so that all the other party participants can be seen too...
it's a fun place for sharing and everyone likes to get visits!

Go visit the other party goers!
Show them some love.
Meet new friends and get some new inspiration for
Feathering your Nest!!
sharing at BNOTP


  1. Hi Courtney, I love the seashell dishes and your table is beautiful! Thanks for hosting this party.

  2. Oh my, I'm so honored that you made mention of my post about 2010's tablescapes! Thanks so much, do love your beautiful images and covet your seashell dishes! LOL


  3. Hi Courtney! What a beautiufl tablescape! I love those plates! Hope you are having a good week!...hugs...Debbie

  4. Courtney, beautiful table setting in a beautiful room.

  5. Beautiful tablescape! Thanks for hosting!

  6. Loved your holiday vacation post too! This is so pretty. I am a fan of white on white and the beautiful touch of green gives hope for the future when green returns. I love shell plates too and have similar ones. They make me feel happy! Have a great day.

  7. Hello Courtney,
    Thanks for hosting this fun party. I adore your creamy shell plates, and drooled over your recent armoire post. Gorgeous!
    - Susan

  8. Hi Courtney. What a pretty table, and I love the moss topiaries - nice touch! Linda

  9. Your tablescape looks so pretty and inviting Courtney. Love those mossy spheres in the clay pots :)

  10. Such a welcoming and gorgeous table! You have the gift for layering!

    Thanks for hosting, Courtney! Hope your night is a good one! xoxo

  11. Wow...what a lot of gorgeousness to look at, Courtney! Love that big farm table. You outdid yourself this time. Hopefully I can join the party next week!


  12. Courtney,
    What beautiful dishes. Your table is just gorgeous!

  13. Hi, I love your photos. Everything looks so beautiful, especially that big rooster. Thanks for hosting the party.

  14. Love this table you have created! The rooster is my favorite and the plates a close runner up! Take care.

  15. There is nothing better than scrolling down a post only to be surprised to see yourself featured! Thanks Courtney, you're the best!

    Those dishes are to die for! I have never seen anything like them. The charges top the setting off!

    Take care,

  16. I adore any and all things mossy!! :) Beautiful table Courtney. You really have a gift.
    Thanks for hosting another great link up- have a fantastic weekend!

  17. J'adore your farmhouse table and your beautiful tablescape Courtney. Very french country chic! Bon weekend mon ami.

  18. Courtney that is all just stunning! I mean, everything about is gorgeous and I think those chargers might be the prettiest I have ever seen. Where did you get them? Thanks so much for hosting another great party!

  19. I love French AND garden style, so you have me coming and going! So pretty and cheery! Thanks for hosting a gorgeous party!

  20. Courtney,
    I so LOVE the "coastal" dishes!!!


  21. Your tablescape is just stunning. I love your mossy green topiaries, and your gorgeous dishes.I wish i had those chargers!!


  22. Courtney, that is absolutely gorgeous! I love your table setting and the moss and the artichoke and the table and the whole room, I LOVE IT!!!

  23. Beautiful dining room! Love the chalkboard!

  24. Hope the field trip was fab. Very cool.
    Tables.. love.
    Linked up and ready to roll.
    xo Jeanne

  25. Thanks for visiting me at Stuff and Nonsense. I have become a follower and joined the Feathered Nest party this week.



  26. Hi Courtney, I'm moving slooooooow this morning, but I'm linking up, Thanks so much for always coming over to VIF!!
    lotsa love,

  27. Good morning Courtney! You wouldn't notice if I came over and borrowed those plates (indeed, the entire tablescape) for a few.... years?? Gorgeous!

  28. Courtney! Im CRAAAAAZY about this post! The table, buffet, everything looks AMAZING! Can I come sit in it! Im linked up..Thx for hosting!


  29. Beautiful table setting Courtney! I would love to have dinner with you there! :) Great features too, wow!!!
    Have fun today with you daughter and have a wonderful weekend!! :)

  30. Hi there! Thanks so much for visiting and your kind note about my 2010 decor madness! I look forward to seeing all of your projects this year ... and, thanks for hosting and letting me join the fun! I'm off to mingle. Have a great weekend, Becca

  31. Ooops ... and, most importantly, your tablescape is absoltely gorgeous! I love your layered plates ... the centerpiece and your buffet! And, the chalkboard featuring the menu is fabulous!

  32. Lovely, mossy farmhouse table! Thanks for sharing and hosting.
    ~ Julie

  33. Courtney...I love those dishes! Would you mind sharing where you purchased these?! Absolutely beautiful tablescape...just lovely!

  34. Your white shell plates are gorgeous! What pretty tablescapes you create. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this fun party.
    ~Lynn @ Cottage and Creek

  35. Your plates are drop dead gorgeous! As is the charger. Love the center pieces you've selected. It's wonderful.

  36. Hi lovely,

    I'm sorry for being so late....I really thought I'd linked up already. Bizarre! I need to sort my brain out!!

    I love your pictures. They're always so romantic and pretty. Yum!


  37. What a beautiful table -- love those shell plates!

  38. Hi Courtney,

    A couple of things...did you make your chalkboard in the dining room, by the rooster? I have a few mirrors at my shop with minor damage that I put back to do something like this with. Seeing yours finally has inspired me to actually do it! I have most everything I need, I think anyway, but just hadn't gotten the motiviation/inspiration I was looking for until now. I was wondering if you did the gold leafing/painting on your frame and if you fitted a piece of wood into for the chalkboard...then painting it with chalkboard paint?

    Also, I added your button to my featured page but there was no code for your 'featured button' so I just used your other FNF button...hope that is ok.

    And lastly, I added your blog to my sidebar with some of the other blogs I love to read and keep up with. I hope you'll do the same.

    again, I love the shell dishes in this post and your dining room is WONDERFUL!


  39. Hi, Courtney! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I realized that I slipped into your fabulous linky party without introducing myself! Anyway, you have a beautiful blog, and I am looking forward to being a follower. Have a wonderful weekend!

  40. What a beautiful set of dishes! I can see why they are your favorites and your table is gorgeous. Wish I was coming for a meal :)

  41. Hi Courtney! Thanks for popping over to say hello to me today. The Cottage Flora Thursday is up and running Thursday (thanks to Kirstin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia). Your welcome to join the party still....left it up a little longer so more gardeners could join! definately feeling spring in the air. :)

    Come back & "follow" me when you get a chance. xoxo

  42. Wow, your table is so, so gorgeous! Looks straight out of a magazine to me! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous home with us all, and for hosting these fun parties. I just recently discovered your blog and only got in a few linkies last year, but I'm sure hoping to play along often this year.

  43. Hi Courtney, First of all your table looks beautiful! Secondly, thanks for visiting and following me :-) I really appreciate it! 3. I accidentally, over-linkied here - so sorry... they didn't seem to be going through... Please feel free to delete extras!!! Thanks very much for the linky party - sorry for the repeats!
    - oneshabbychick

  44. You are amazing!! Your table is beyond fabulous!

  45. Hi-I'm totally new to this whole blogging scene. I can't believe no one has asked what brand or what store you found your seashell dishes from? I don't know if it's "against the rules" to tell? But, I've been trying to find them on the Internet to no avail! I would love to purchase a set.

  46. Hi-I'm totally new to this whole blogging scene. I can't believe no one has asked what brand or what store you found your seashell dishes from? I don't know if it's "against the rules" to tell? But, I've been trying to find them on the Internet to no avail! I would love to purchase a set.

    1. Hi Micaela,
      They were from JC Penney years ago. I am not sure who the manufacturer is or where you might be able to find them now but a quick search shows there are some that look similar at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Hope that helps!